Cape Town - Romelu Lukaku admits he is still eager to get his chance with Chelsea, but believes he will only receive clarity over his future after the World Cup.
The Belgium international has been one of the stand out performers in the Premier League over the past two seasons, although neither of those were with the Blues, having spent last term on loan at Everton and the previous 12 months with West Brom.
The 21-year-old is now expected to finally be given his opportunity at Stamford Bridge, where last season Jose Mourinho's strike trio of Fernando Torres, Samuel Eto'o and Demba Ba failed to impress, bagging just 19 top-flight goals between them.
However, Lukaku, who scored 15 in the league for the Toffees, believes he will have to wait until after this month's Brazil finals to learn whether he will feature in west London, leaving him able to focus on his task with Belgium.
"It would be nice to get clarity beforehand, but that will not happen, so I'm completely focused on the World Cup," Lukaku told Het Nieuwsblad.
"You know, I still have a two-year contract at the biggest club in England, because that's Chelsea. So I still hope to play there. Chelsea have a good coach."
Lukaku's talents have rarely been in doubt, and he followed up his international hat-trick against Luxembourg last week with the opening goal in Sunday's 2-0 win away to Sweden.
He added: "I have been working hard on my game over the past few months and everything seems to be coming out now.
"I have a good feeling about this competition."